Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$110

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ART: Collage & Marbling Techniques

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
4 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

Explore colourful textures of marbling and combine this with collage techniques to create your own Artwork.

Fees: NZ$100

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ART: MIXED MEDIA TO OILS

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 7-9pm

Everything you ever wanted to know about painting. Gerda Smit’s workshops are a testament to her approachable, giving nature, and hands-on teaching style of 23 years. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own and above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. The workshop will include individual painting time, personalized instruction aimed to promote your progress. You will learn all you ever wanted to know about painting. We will explore painting techniques, learn what the best paint is to use, when to varnish, best brushes, pallet knives, easy quick cleaning of brushes, what to paint on and mediums lean or fat. Bring all your questions..

Fees: NZ$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 20 August from 7-9pm

Resilience is an important character we want our children to have and is particularly important for the fast-paced world we live in. Children who do well in the face of adversity and hardship will have developed various coping and stress-management skills. Learn how you can share some of these with children and young people around you.

Fees: NZ$25

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CROCHET FOR CALMNESS: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 4 September from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$60

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CROSS STITCH: BEGINNER

Tutor/Facilitator: Mary Trounson
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Have you always wanted to try cross stitch but didn’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. You will learn the basic stitches and how to read a chart, while stitching a small design provided. You will also learn about suitable fabrics, threads and tools both essential and useful. Find out how to prepare your piece before you start, tips while you work, and how to prepare it to get the best result from the picture framer. The tutor will provide guidance in choosing your own project, that you will start in class.

Fees: NZ$45

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Defensive Driving (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 5 August from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. This class is held on Monday and Wednesday nights for 2 weeks.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
4 Monday nights - Starts Monday 10 June from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts 9 September from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 10 August from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 22 June from 9am -1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 21 September from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 30 October from 7-9pm

A practical course involving three classroom sessions, three Wednesday evening location shoots and one weekend shot. Sessions will cover people, landscape, still life, night photography, all designed to teach creative techniques of making photographs. Assumes a basic knowledge of camera operation.

Fees: NZ$100

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 24 August from 9am-4pm

Can't find a tradesman? Lots of small jobs around the home you can learn to do yourself with some simple tools. Without prior experience, come and gain skills you need to renovate for a fraction of the cost. The course involves 'hands-on' practise, and mistakes are part of learning.

Fees: NZ$110 - Fee includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 7 September from 9am-4pm

The outside of your place is the public face of it, and kerb appeal matters to anyone driving past or visiting. Is the entranceway obvious? Does the mailbox suit the style of your house? Do you use the outside area as fully as you might? How are the fences and paths? A lot of exterior work can be done without Council consent but a long-term plan is needed to work towards. This course involves some hands-on practise on a smaller scale to allow you to learn the methods.

Fees: NZ$110

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 30 July from 10-11am

Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS but anyone can attend. It will be held at the Tawa Community Centre.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class taken in same term

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Come to a friendly group and learn how to say and write your name, address and phone number; answer the telephone clearly; make appointments; read simple English and chat to your friends and work mates in clear basic Kiwi English. This is a good class for anyone new to English or who has forgotten the English they learnt at school.

Fees: NZ$25 - New Zealand Residents & Refugees
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ESOL: Intermediate Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Conversational English for those who feel confident at reading and writing. The focus is on learning pronunciation & meaning in a NZ context so that you will gain NZ cultural intelligence to complement your English language skills. Additional written and comprehension support can be given if requested by class members. Emphasis is placed on topical NZ cultural events so that you may gain confidence and become part of your community.

Fees: NZ$25
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 20 August from 7-9pm

Why should I consider having a family trust? If I die tomorrow or have a stroke, have I made proper arrangements or will I leave it to my family to try to tidy up all the loose ends? Learn how to make sure you and your family assets are simply protected and provided for.

Fees: NZ$25

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Guitar skills in the context of general musicianship and enjoyment. Make music, perform and play with others using several different music styles. Own guitar essential.

Fees: NZ$115

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
7 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Learn Italian communicative skills with fun, songs, movies, readings, paintings and a special taste of Italian lifestyle while exploring the country from an antipodean distance.

Fees: NZ$100

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
7 Thursday nights - Starts on 8 August from 7-9pm

For those who have some knowledge of Italian and want to continue their studies.

Fees: NZ$100

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JAPANESE COOKING: Homestyle & Bento

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
5 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

This will encompass both traditional ‘washoku’ cuisine, ‘yoshoku’ foreign-influenced Japanese food, and food from Kansai region (Osaka/Kyoto area). Also learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine. Bring your chopsticks, and a container to take leftovers home in.

Fees: NZ$115 - Fee includes all ingredients

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts 5 August from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LANDLORDING WITHOUT FEAR: Being a better landlord for you and your tenants

Tutor/Facilitator: Jackie Thomas-Teague
6 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 7-9pm

If you own a rental property, chances are you don’t like to ‘bother’ the tenants with inspections, rent increases, maintenance visits etc. Maybe you are not confident about what you can and can’t do. This course will show you how to develop a successful relationship with your tenants that keeps your investment in top shape – financially, physically and legally. We’ll cover all the things you probably didn’t know you need to be doing, and help you get from where you are now to where you want to be. Will include one fieldtrip to a Property Investors Association meeting.

Fees: NZ$75

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LEARN TO SEW: (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 7 September from 9am-3:30pm

Would love to learn to sew but not sure where to start, and a whole term of courses is not for you? Then this one day course has been designed for you. Come and learn how to use a sewing machine (students may bring their own or use a college Bernina). Work on a selected sewing project and leave sewing confident all in one day.

Fees: NZ$85

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 3

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 7-9pm

A course for those who have already completed level 2. ie 16 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 11 August from 10am -4pm

Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$135 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Ear rings

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 15 September from 10am -4pm

Hoops, loops and hooks, butterflies, studs and pendants – earrings as body adornment are common to many cultures. They can convey a message, suggest an attitude, evoke a feeling and embody a memory. In this workshop we will discuss earrings through the ages while making as many earrings as we can. All materials are included in the course fee.

Fees: NZ$135 - includes some silver

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, kidra, kefta, couscous, basbousa, sfiha, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 7 August from 7-9pm

Explore the art form that is Mosaics and learn how to recycle broken china and tiles into beautiful creations. You will have the opportunity to complete several mosaic projects such as terracotta pots, picture frames, cement tiles or sculptures. Additional materials fee.

Fees: NZ$115

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 29 July 6:30-9pm for 2 hours

This class is now FULL. Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$110

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NAVIGATING DEMENTIA: Concerned about a person's memory?

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Monday night - On 5 August from 7-9pm

This two hour session will cover: - What is and isn’t dementia - What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking - How to support a family member or friend living with dementia - The support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations

Fees: NZ$20

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 6:30-8:30pm

This is a beginner class for those who have not done NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Nicolette Van Vuuren
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 6:30-8:30pm

This course has unfortunately had to be CANCELLED. This course is for those who have completed a 1B class in NZ Sign Language. ie 8 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed 1B ie 16 weeks of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
16 Monday nights - Starts 22 July from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

Fees: NZ$130

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 29 August from 7-9pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$25

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 17 August from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Doily Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL.This is the ideal project to use those doily’s we love collecting and that are lurking in cupboards. The quilt is designed to fit any amount of doily’s as you can make it as big or as small as you like. The key to this quilt is to have fabrics that will not over power your doily’s and ones that complement the embroidery of the doily’s.

Fees: NZ$110

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 8 September from 9am -4pm

Time to get those unfinished projects under control. Bring along those that you are stuck on, or bring them all and we will sort out their sticking point and move them in the right direction.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Rag Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 11 August from 9am-4pm

This has to be one of the easiest and fastest quilts to complete, yes complete means ready to snuggle under......and you will want to snuggle under this. An ideal beginner’s quilt. For the purpose of the needs list we will refer to the frayed edge as the top of the quilt.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATTERNS FROM EXISTING GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Sunday - On 18 August from 9am-3pm

Bring along your favourite garments and make patterns from them or bring one garment and fabric and make a copy of it. Sew skills essential.

Fees: NZ$80

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 2 August from 10-11am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 31 July from 10-11am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 29 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is FULL. Learn to centre clay on the wheel and the beginnings of throwing basic shapes such as cylinder, bowl and plate. This course is suitable for those who are beginners and it is for ADULTS only. Materials and all firing costs (approx. $30) are extra and are paid directly to the tutor. Please note this class is held at Gear Homestead Okowai Road, Porirua.

Fees: NZ$160

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 August from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Enrol for wait list only.This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY. The class will be an introduction or an extension for those who have attended a previous course to hand building with clay, We will be making pots using pinch pots, coils and slab work methods. Materials and all firing cost are extra therefore $50 for clay, firing, and glazing materials is payable in cash to the tutors on the first night.

Fees: NZ$160

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 22 June from 9am-5pm

This class has been CANCELLED. Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$40

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 5 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), including kohua (boiling), weave putiputi a place mat and a wall hanging while using traditional techniques and methods, including karakia, tikanga and Te reo Maori. This class is great for those with no experience to minimum experience. I believe the most important part of weaving is the preparation and basics, I am privileged to be able to teach you and guide you through your first stages of Raranga.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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Relaxation through Crochet: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$60

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Roman Blinds & Curtains

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Sunday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

Make a Roman blind or Curtains for your home during this one day course. This is a condensed course so if you are making a large blind you may need to do the last finishing and stringing at home.

Fees: NZ$85

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 10 August from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$45

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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Caitlin Henry
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

There is room in Wednesdays class. Want to learn about sewing but don’t know where to start. Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean. Start by making a bag followed by a project approved of by the tutor. (If you wish to make your own project you need to go to Monday night sewing)

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
7 Monday nights - Starts 12 August from 7-9pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$100

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$110

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Spanish: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

Continue learning Spanish. This course continues on from the beginner course or is for those who already know some Spanish.

Fees: NZ$110

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STAYING SAFE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Wednesday mornings - Starts on 27 March from 10am-12:30pm

A refresher workshop for senior road users held at the Emmaus Centre, Tawa Anglican Church. This course has been subsidised by Tawa Lions Club. Staying Safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase knowledge of transport options available to help senior road users remain mobile.

Fees: NZ$10

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate Kungfu Fan

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 6 August from 7:45-8:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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TEXTILES RE-CYCLING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Sunday - On 25 August from 9am-3pm

Learn some mind blowing ways to re-purpose old clothing or textiles and in doing so, save money and the planet too.

Fees: NZ$80

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

Want to learn to play the Ukulele? Beginner and Intermediate ukulele lessons including basic chords and songs leading to improving playing skills and theoretical understanding. Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$115

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7pm-9pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$135

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Woodwork Made Easy

Tutor/Facilitator: Ben Espinosa
8 Thursday nights - Starts 9 May from 7-9pm

Learn wood working and wood turning, sharpening, tuning, using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$115

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XERO BASIC: ( August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 11 August from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: ( September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 8 August from 6-7pm

There are places in Wednesdays class. Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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